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Author: By Mary Margaret Edney, ERDC public affairs specialist
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  • December

    ERDC Under the Lights holiday display returning for a fifth year in Vicksburg

    Plans are underway for the fifth annual ERDC Under the Lights drive-thru holiday celebration at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The event, which is open to the public, will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, 17 and 18. Visitors will enter through Gate 3, just south of the Main Gate at 3909 Halls Ferry Road
  • October

    USACE Innovation Summit set for Oct. 25-29

    With a goal in mind of shifting a risk averse culture to one that will take chances on innovative ideas, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host its virtual 2021 Innovation Summit next week from Oct. 25-29.
  • ERDC-Vicksburg road construction set to begin Oct. 12

    Construction will soon begin on a project to enhance accessibility, safety and infrastructure at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi. On Oct. 12, 2021, road closures will begin with a goal of improving Chesapeake Road and South Delaware Road on the west side of station near the main Halls Ferry Road entrance. Construction and road closures are expected to last through approximately May 2022.
  • ERDC Mad Scientist 5K set for Oct. 23, 2021

    On Oct. 23, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) will open its gates for the community-wide Mad Scientist 5K run/walk, plus a one-mile Fun Run.
  • September

    ERDC’s ‘simple but unique’ pothole solution honored with Federal Lab Consortium award

    From NASCAR racetracks to aircraft runways on military bases across the world, wherever they develop, potholes can cause serious problems. A team at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) was recently honored with an award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for their collaborative effort to address the worldwide problem of potholes with a unique innovation, Induction Hot-Mix Asphalt (iHMA).
  • A call to serve: One Soldier remembers 9/11

    On Sept. 10, 2001, Maj. Jarrod Gillespie, who now serves as deputy chief of contracting at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), was a junior at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He enlisted in the Army Reserves right out of high school, and while he enjoyed being a Soldier, his plan was to graduate from Alcorn State, finish his military service and begin civilian life as a culinary arts student with plans to open his own restaurant. The next day, everything changed.
  • 20 years later, ERDC engineer reflects on 9/11, Pentagon wreckage

    The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, began like most others did for Dr. Paul Mlakar, who was serving at the time as technical director for force projection for the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). On that particular Tuesday, Mlakar was working out of a hotel room near the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he had traveled for a seminar that took place the day before. As he sat in his room preparing for a 9 a.m. EST conference call, an unsettling news report came across his muted TV—the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 had struck the north Twin Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • Brewer lauded with USACE Chief Counsel's Honorary Award

    An attorney at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) was recently recognized during the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chief Counsel’s Honorary Awards ceremony. Allison Brewer, who has been with the ERDC Office of Counsel for more than five years, was awarded the E. Manning Seltzer Award for Special Contributions, which is named for the Chief Legal Advisor to the Chief of Engineers and General Counsel of the USACE from 1956 until 1977. The award recognizes an attorney who has made one or more special contributions to the USACE legal service mission through the development of a legal theory, a legal management innovation or practice or outstanding performance in solving a legal or management problem.
  • June

    ERDC Alumni Association awards five scholarships

    Five recent high-school graduates were awarded scholarships last week from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Alumni Association.
  • ERDC researcher named Asian American Most Promising Engineer of the Year

    Indu Shukla, a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), was recently chosen for the Asian American Most Promising Engineer of the Year Award, which is presented each year as part of National Engineers Week.